Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency(desc) Years active
Evaluating the effects of forest management on development of canopy structural complexity and light use efficiency Robert Timothy Fahey USDA McIntire-Stennis Formula Fund 2018
Enhancing Great Lakes Landscapes for Healthy Pollinators Rufus Isaacs, Kelsey K Graham USDA NIFA Food Security Pollinator Program 2017 to 2018
Increasing biodiversity and habitat complexity in invaded wetlands Dennis A. Albert, Beth Lawrence USEPA Great Lakes Program Office
New Model of Forest Succession at UMBS Kathleen M Bergen USFS McIntire-Stennis 2019 to 2021
Threat assessment and mitigation in fresh water dune landscapes: Pitcher’s thistle, invasive plants, and control of biocontrol weevils Claudia Jolls, Brian G Scholtens USFWS 2013 to 2019
Integrating Long-term Demographic Data and Repeated Genetic Sampling for Viability Analysis of Natural and Restored Populations of Pitcher's Thistle Claudia Jolls USFWS 2012 to 2014
Statewide Status Assessment of the Mimulus michiganensis (Michigan monkey-flower) Michael Penskar USFWS 2011
The antagonistic and mutualistic plant-insect interactions of the Pitcher’s thistle, a threatened Great Lakes shoreline endemic Jaclyn Inkster USFWS, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative 2013 to 2014
Canopy Gap Closure, Forest Floor Microclimate, and Cladonia / Cladina Distribution & Abundance Westmont College 2019
Canopy Gaps, Forest Floor Microclimate, and Succession in Cladonia / Cladina Ground Cover Westmont College 2019